Some of you might know, I became a carpenter without going to school for it. 5 years in now and I am still a long ways from becoming a master carpenter. Although, through out those years, I am confident that these quick 3 tips are hands down the best advice I could give for any… Continue reading For one to be a master carpenter, you must first be the best labour
Summer is officially just around the corner. Everywhere I look has turned green, Mother Nature has laid her blanket of wild flowers over our yard and the bumble bees and butterflies are over joyed. As I’m writing this, I am laying on our back deck alloying the sun to caress my skin as Derick is… Continue reading Chasing away my winter blues
It’s Sunday morning and it’s your turn to make breakfast. Don’t leave everyone disappointed with dull breakfast potatoes that are overly mushy and only taste good with ketchup. I put together this flavorful healthy recipe that will make your taste buds go crazy and start making Sunday mornings a bit more exciting. *Ingredients * -3… Continue reading Delicious crispy breakfast potatoes
With summer being around the corner, quick, healthy and refreshing recipes are what you need. After a long, hot day a work, some of us will be motivated to eat take-out or might even buy a pre-made salad at the grocery store. You really shouldn’t. Pre-made salads from the grocery store come in useless packaging… Continue reading Sugar snap peas and feta salad
When it’s 8 o’clock on Saturna island, there is no way you can get dessert unless it’s already at your house. So there I was with this massive craving for sweets, searching the kitchen for ingredients and the web for recipes and I landed on this gem. 💛 **Homemade maple pudding** https://www.whattheforkfoodblog.com/2020/08/30/homemade-maple-pudding/ As long as… Continue reading Dairy free, homemade maple pudding
Every morning at the crack of dawn, I hear the eagles scream as they fly over our house. It has become my new alarm, the one on my phone is now just a back up. When I get the coffee ready, I always look outside my kitchen window trying to find the deers that tend… Continue reading Home by the sea
I think many of us probably spent a few dollars to much on Pho nights. I mean, it’s definitely one of those things you can’t say no to and for some, it doesn’t seem like it would be easy to make. Good news, it is. So I decided to quickly put this recipe together for… Continue reading Phoking easy soup
Here’s a quick easy recipe to some bomb homemade salsa. I’ve made this recipe at a few staff BBQs and let’s just say there was never any left overs. (x2) You will simply need 4 large diced tomatoes 1/2 thinly diced red onion 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 1 finely chopped jalapeño 2 limes for… Continue reading Fresh homemade Salsa
Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel it to. The feeling of be small, Or even nothing at all. Walk a day in her shoes, You might feel out of place. Always working so hard, But never win the race. Can you imagine, Being seen as nothing but your gender. Can you imagine,… Continue reading A day in her shoes
If you haven’t done it yourself, you’ve more then likely seen a coworker survive off energy drinks and gas station snacks. You might even know that feeling of wanting to puke a bit after lunch, as your bent over framing a wall. I know I have, and my gawd it’s awful, all of it. My… Continue reading The carpenter diet
Celebrate your hard work, your efforts, your freedom. Celebrate your health, your power and your worth. Celebrate your ethnicity, your religion and sexuality Celebrate your body, your curves and all that makes you beautiful. Celebrate your perfect flaws, your wrinkles and grey hair and all the signs of graceful wisdom. Celebrate the strong women from… Continue reading Celebrate women
Why be a morning person, would it be to listen to the early birds sing as they fetch themselves food before daylight has had the chance to takes it’s place in the sky or maybe it could be to take full advantage of the bright new day that awaits you. Could it be that awful… Continue reading Early bird
1 cup of flour 1 1/2 milk or almond milk 1 tbsp sugar 2 egg 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tbsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon Pinch of salt Crepes are my excuse to eat dessert for breakfast and this recipe kinda makes it easy (dangerously delicious). I personally love to eat them topped with berries… Continue reading Crepes – breakfast delight
For this sauce you will need, -cream cheese -milk -Parmesan -1 tsp of basil -1 Tbsp of oregano -fresh parsley by taste -lots of pepper -a dash of salt -5 garlic cloves, finely chopped Here’s a extra easy recipe for an amazing pasta night that you will not leave you disappointed. You will start with… Continue reading Easy creamy chicken Alfredo
I wake this morning, the weather is gloomy yet I feel brighter then ever. I press start on the coffee machine, the sound of the steaming water along with the birds chirping makes up that perfect morning melody. Derick is sound asleep, catching up on some well deserved rest and the cats are running 100km/h,… Continue reading Good morning.
We are almost settled in. Our small amount of furniture is all in place and our belongings along with our little treasures/decorations have found their spots in the house. There is still this feeling of being lost in this larger place that I am no longer used to living in. My dresser and closet is… Continue reading Be your own source of happiness
After almost 3 years of living on the road, moving from town to town, we’ve finally decided to settle down for a year or so in a adorable little trailer home, here on Saturna Island. We are heavy hearted to be getting out of our tiny home on wheels, but considering the fact that there… Continue reading Getting off the road
Here’s a quick, little recipe I put together last night that is officially one of my favorites. It’s filling and refreshing without leaving you feeling bloated. Here’s what your are going to need. For veggies you will need the following ⁃ 1 Red and green bell peppers ⁃ 1 small sized red onion ⁃ Cherry… Continue reading Zesty garlic tomato chicken/ Greek feta rice
Living on a small island means eating fresh pizza isn’t something you have access to on a Monday night. Unless you make it yourself. We might not have a pizza shop but the general store definitely has everything you need to make an awesome pizza night with your family. I was able to find a… Continue reading Because pizza makes people happy.
Let me tell you a few reasons on why I decided to completely stop buying household cleaning products just over a year ago. It started when I decided to read up on the side effects it can have on you and your family ( yes, your fur babies especially.) From nasal problems, throat irritation, skin… Continue reading Make cleaning more natural
Its just before 7 on a Saturday morning, the sun is peaking through your curtains telling you to wake up. Even if you have nothing to do, listen to it. Stop sleeping in. Brew a fresh pot of coffee, cook yourself some pancakes and eat some fruit. Feed your body the nutrients that is it… Continue reading Take care of your mind, body, and soul.
I remember like it was yesterday, I was sitting at my desk in Gatineau, Quebec, wearing a suits, wondering what the heck I was doing with my life. I had dropped out of college, landed on a “great opportunity” job as an admin, and thought that was what I had to settle for. I would… Continue reading Quit your desk job
It’s now the middle of winter, the ground is covered with a mix of mud, fresh grass and blossoming flowers. Roses bushes are beginning to bloom and the locals are getting their gardens beds ready for this spring. The west coast has been treating us well with perfect days of warming sun and cool ocean… Continue reading Winter on a rain shadowed Island
As I was growing up, l had the stereotypical idea that by the age of 25 I would be married, working in an office, have a house, kids and in general be settled down near my family. I am now 25, move about twice a year, sometimes more, work in construction, building houses and live… Continue reading Being a female, traveling carpenter.
Counter extension Personally, I am someone who loves to cook big meals and living in a motor, has not always made that easy. It took me a while to adapt to not having any counter space. I would usually just put my large cutting board over the sink and made that work, and when needed,… Continue reading Make yourself at home 🏡
As we loaded the car with our wetsuits and boards, cats ,dog and other essentials, we looked at each other with excitement even though we both questioned our decision of making this trip during such eventful times. ( See last post for details.) We booked a room with an balcony tub and harbor view for… Continue reading Mental reset
It’s been a while since I took the time write about what’s going on work wise for us, so let me get you in the loop. Before the holidays, we finished the footing on the ocean front here on Saturna Island. Now I won’t get in to details but we will not be the ones… Continue reading Change of plans
Let’s take a minute to thank the dads, husbands, boyfriends and brothers. Take a minute to thank your bosses, foremen,supervisors and co-workers. Some of us are lucky to have certain men by our side to teach us ,defend us and support us. I’ve had my brothers and now have my boyfriend who I am so… Continue reading Thank you …
You had an interview with her and wondered why she was so anxious. You might not know that she has been turned down from every other application. You wondered why she took things so seriously. You might not know how many people took her as a joke. You asked her to go get nails from… Continue reading You might not have known.
From me to him. You had no right. You had no right to say those things. You had no right to make me feel like I was less. You had no right to touch me. You had no right to make me feel so small. Today I will prove everything you ever thought about me… Continue reading From me to him.